overall benefit

overall benefit

A term of art used by the General Medical Council (GMC) (UK) to describe the ethical basis on which decisions are made about treatment and care for adult patients who lack capacity to decide, which weighs the upside of treating against the downside of not treating a condition or symptom.
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Simply doing tai chi is not enough: its real value lies in learning how to connect tai chi's routines with physical and mental shifts for optimum performance and overall benefit.
Yes, we hunt these areas during the season and kill some ducks, but I believe the overall benefit to the thousands of birds far outweighs the few we shoot.
All benefits are due to be brought together as one overall benefit called 'Universal Credit', which the Government hopes will simplify the benefits system.
The final chapter considers how trademark rights can be calibrated to help maximize the overall benefit that trademarks generate.
The joint venture between two organizations of Ministry of Human Resource Development will bring an overall benefit to the Institutions in General and Public in Particular.
These include having difficult discussions with patients and their relatives; uncertainties about the benefits and burdens of treatments and assessing what is of overall benefit to patients.
I accept problems can arise, as in any organisation, but the overall benefit should not be overlooked.
But the authors caution that the risk needs to be balanced against the much larger overall benefit of statins in reducing the total risk of a second stroke and other cardiovascular events.
As employers look to manage overall health and welfare benefit costs, group disability is one benefit that's not used by the masses, so it's an area where employers could look to scale back the overall benefit to minimize costs.
GuardedID is an example of a product that protects employees' financial and credit standing to the overall benefit to the worker and the organization they are employed by, claimed the CEO of EmployeeMall.
If a single business unit applies without communicating through a managed process, it could preclude several other business units in the same jurisdiction from accessing a program, cutting the overall benefit potential to the company.
An overall benefit analysis of any wet end control strategy is critical to determine if the chemical savings and improved process efficiency is worth the cost of the initial installation and continued service of the on-line process control system.